Facebook is making birthdays a little cooler

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Facebook announced earlier this month two features that makes birthdays just a little more special.

People come to Facebook to send well-wishes and celebrate birthdays with friends. In fact, every day more than 45 million people give birthday wishes on Facebook, which is why it’s important to us to ensure you can celebrate the way you want to.

According to the release, you can now send personalized videos to your closest Facebook friends on your videos. That’s the first update.

The second, we think, is way cooler.

People often dedicate their birthday to support a cause, and we’ve seen people using Facebook to raise money for causes they care about. For those in the US, we’re now making it easier to do this by giving you the opportunity to create a fundraiser for your birthday directly on Facebook.

Two weeks before your birthday, you’ll see a message from Facebook in your News Feed giving you the option to create a fundraiser for your birthday. You can create a fundraiser for any of the 750,000 US nonprofits available for fundraising on Facebook. Your friends will receive a notification inviting them to support your cause in honor of your special day.

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We’re thinking that this will spread a lot of social good, every single day of the year. What cause will you support on your birthday?